“The script where Maggie has to give the character Laurie a C-section to save the baby that becomes baby Judith,” Cohan shared. “We all live in the same apartment building — we’re ridiculously incestuous in this cast — so I go two doors down and I knock on Steven [Yuen]’s door and I said, ‘I have to leave the show. I don’t think I can do it.’ It affects you so deeply to the core to dive into so much of this material, and that’s when I realized that’s why I have to do it, because the outcome of that — as heinous and as sleeplessly that affected me, and I’m sure that affected people who watched it — we watch to feel and to hopefully, honestly portray something.”
“Bad stuff happens, and what’s the point in not getting real about it,” she continued. “Ironically enough, as hot as this is, the deeper you go into it, you just have to let all that resistance go and then it’s easier.”
“I always feel like a rattlesnake coming out of its skin because you just lost a part of yourself that ended up being something you really didn’t want that ended up being a barrier or a defense,” she added.